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Perspectives of service providers on aftercare service provision for persons with substance use disorders at a Rural District in South Africa

Citation
Mpanza, D.M., Govender, P. & Voce, A. Perspectives of service providers on aftercare service provision for persons with substance use disorders at a Rural District in South Africa. Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy 17, 60 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13011-022-00471-5
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Background

Aftercare programs for people with substance use disorders (PWSUD) are frequently challenged with a number of overlapping obstacles, including uncertain policy consequences and a lack of resources.

Does AA Really Help Drinkers Stop?

Citation
Estimating the efficacy of Alcoholics Anonymous without self-selection bias: an instrumental variables re-analysis of randomized clinical trials. Humphreys K., Blodgett J.C., Wagner T.H. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research: 2014, 38(11), p. 2688–2694.
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12-step fellowships offer a way to reconcile shrunken resources with the desire to get more patients safely out of treatment. Accounting for the self-selection bias which has obscured AA’s impacts, this synthesis of US trials finds that attending more meetings after treatment boosts abstinence. Why then is research equivocal on whether promoting attendance significantly improves drink-related outcomes?